Wowzers! After moving to San Francisco it seemed I would never find a hair dresser who could do color and cut and be creative and all be the same person. Cary has officially been put in charge of all aspects of my hair. He has a way of figuring out exactly what my hair needs and what I want even if I do a terrible job explaining it. A good hairdresser is so hard to find but an amazing one (Cary) is a miracle!
Best Colorist in San Francisco.
As a person with pre-mature greying, I never thought I would get my hair colored. I thought I would just have to live with it. I read about grey hair blending technique that Cary specializes in, and I took a leap of faith. The results were great...people ask me what I done to look so much younger without putting their finger on the fact that I had colored my hair.
Cary is a talented, efficient professional who I would recommend without hesitation to anyone looking for an excellent colorist. He's conveniently located in the heart of Union Square.
AMAZING Hairstylist and Colorist. Finding a good hair stylist and colorist is always tricky but I've been going to Cary for almost 2 years and have no complaints! He is very honest and always looking to make sure you look your best when you leave the saloon. Every time he has colored, highlighted or just cut my hair the compliments flow in once seen by friends and family. Having thick and curly hair it is great to find someone in the city who knows how to cut my hair and also style it to compliment my features. You can't go wrong in choosing to give him a try!!!
Look No Further....
After moving from NYC to the Bay Area last year, I was terrified to go on the hunt for a new hair stylist. The situation was like trying to date again after the dissolution of a long-term relationship. Then, along came Cary.
I am a neurotic and insecure narcissist who pays more attention to my hair than is necessary or normal. Cary, with his soft-spoken and pleasant demeanor was so affable and easy to get along with right up front. No attitude. No frills. He did exactly what I had asked for. When finished, my hair looked phenomenal.
The true test, as we all know, is day # 2. Usually this is the moment when you know if you will go back or not. The answer was an emphatic "YES!" My hair looked amazing and it grew out perfect.
I could not be happier with Cary! He is the best at what he does and he is also just one hell of a nice guy! Thanks a million Cary!
An eye for perfection.
I smiled delighted at the results reflected in the mirror. Gone were the artificial blonde highlights and in it's place was the dark brown glazed hair closest to my natural black hair color giving me a warm, but sophisticated look. The stylish cut took years off my face. The feel after deep conditioning was luxurious. Cary's attention to detail, confidence in his craft and gentle nature made me a believer. Thank you, Cary for the great cut, great color and great look. I feel good.
Outstanding Stylist!. It was an excellent experience treating myself to a outstanding cut and style while on vacation in San Francisco! My hair looks and feels fabulous! All reviews of Cary's work are 100% accurate! I found him on the web and choose him through these reviews. He did not disappoint. I highly recommend Cary to anyone who has long, thick, and unmanageable hair, who wishes to have fabulous multi-layers of soft shiny managable hair. Thanks again, Cary and much success to you! Jeanie ~ Vancouver
AMAZING ARTIST. I hate finding a new hair stylist......I found Cary Carter on the web and was nervous....my hair had been ruined (over bleached) by my last attempt to find someone new. Cary was wonderful. He took the time to listen, managed to repair my hair (it actually looks healthy and shiny again). Several friends couldn't believe the transformation - they said it looks natural and the color is perfect for my skin tone. He really is an artist. Not to mention the cute cut he gave me! I would highly recommend him.
FABULOUS stylist!. I've been going to Cary for over a year now and he has been fabulous from the beginning. My hair is not the typical slick Asian hair, it's thick, kinda coarse, and wavy, and definitely can grow outward like Medusa. I've tried other places like Oxen Rose and I used to go to Toni & Guy in Orange County. Before I went to Cary, I called to make sure he was skilled hair stylist, who was consistent and knew how to cut hair. I made a mistake of going to an 'artist' at Oxen Rose. Cary is very detailed and really takes his time on cutting and styling your hair. He has a natural talent, technique, and passion for hair, which not all hair stylists has. I've gotten the double hair look - this stylist layered my hair where it looked like I had two hair cuts... so horrible! Cary really makes sure that you look good when you leave the salon. He's consistent and works with you on the cut and style that you want. I always feel fabulous after seeing Cary. My hair is controlled, grows out very well, full of body and sexy. I have no complaints! I can't wait until my next appointment with Cary Carter.
Happy Curls :).
Traditionally, my hair has been big, curly, often frizzy, and absolutely everywhere. Not just anyone knows how to deal with this kind of hair. In fact, I haven’t had my hair cut by anyone but myself since I was 8 years old, when the local stylist literally put a bowl over my head and fashioned the most mortifying “wedge” anyone has ever seen. I hid under the kitchen table for hours. It wasn’t until my late teens that my hair and I reached a truce, on the condition that I never subject it to anyone else’s “good ideas” again.
Many years later, I recently met Cary: I instantly knew that if I was ever to try a “real hair cut” again, he was the one to trust. When I swallowed my fears and went in, I hardly realized I was getting a haircut. I sipped tea and we chatted and joked as he performed what appeared to be a cross between fine art and calculated science. He seemed to be having fun. So was I! And the haircut looks GREAT. It has shape and control and style while still maintaining its volume and personality. A few weeks later it is still growing out really nicely. It is the easiest to manage it has ever been, thanks to the style Cary added and a new product he recommended. Cary is a curly hair genius!
NorCal's Version of "America's Next Top Model" Salon Stylist. I have been looking for my "Cary " for years...... After years of everything from unpredictable to downright devastating cuts, colors, highlights or even stylings, I left Cary Carter's chair overjoyed to know I don't have to search any longer ! Being accomodated last minute and nearly after hours was just the beginning of my pampering. After settling in with my hot tea (presented in an artsy glass carafe), we began "the ritual"......Over the years I have had a number of different hair styles / looks that I have loved - that doesn't mean THEY loved ME ! I needed an experienced profesional's opinion, based on what would look best for my features. This is exactly what I wanted, asked for, and received - with reasons validating his decision ! At this point, I was eagerly anticipating the "goods" - could they be delivered? As time passed, easy conversation flowed, filled with his Southern charm. (I felt as if Tabitha would walk up behind any second, give a cocked head look and generously compliment him on his technique.)Then came the styling.....would I have bangs WAY TOO SHORT when they were dry? Would I look like a large bobblehead walking out? I took a sip of my cinnamon tea, a deep breath and hoped things would keep on this positive path. When everything was said and done, not only was I exceptionally pleased with the final result, but now I have a partner in which to create styles with a thought toward the future goal.....I have confidently been able to take this task "off my shoulders", knowing Cary will take care of me - all I have to do is get there !
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